Inclusive Youth Parliament session for special children

KARACHI: Ida Rieu Schools and Colleges for the Blind and Deaf organized an Inclusive Youth Parliament session for six days starting from Monday promoting inclusivity and empowering students with visual, hearing, and physical impairments to actively participate in democratic processes.

The event marked a significant milestone in cultivating civic engagement and fostering leadership skills among these exceptional students.

The session commenced with the democratic process of electing key positions within the Youth Parliament. Through a transparent voting procedure, students enthusiastically participated in selecting the Deputy Speaker and Opposition Leader. The atmosphere was filled with excitement and a sense of responsibility as all elected representatives took an oath to fulfil their duties diligently.

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Former Federal Minister for Benazir Income Support Program Shazia Mari, a distinguished member of the parliament, took the opportunity to educate the students about the functioning of the parliament. Her comprehensive briefing provided valuable insights, enabling the students to grasp the fundamental principles of democratic governance and legislation.

The students and guests were welcomed by the address of President Ida Rieu Welfare Association, Ms. Nadira Panjwani.

Chief Minister Justice (R) Maqbool Baqir, graciously inaugurated the Inclusive Youth Parliament and enlightened students with his views.

His presence reflected the government’s commitment to inclusivity and acknowledged the immense potential of these exceptional students. Through this formal inauguration, the Chief Minister conveyed his support for the program and emphasized the significance of youth involvement in shaping the nation’s future.

The Inclusive Youth Parliament at Ida Rieu Schools and Colleges marks a groundbreaking initiative in creating an environment where young individuals can actively engage in parliamentary practices. The event not only fosters democratic values but also promotes a sense of confidence, teamwork, and leadership among the students.

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